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Old 06-27-2009, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default B7200 Possible Compression Release Control ???

I am new to the Kubota world and have recently purchased an old B7200E. Under the steering wheel next to the fuel shut-off is another pull out cable (presently broken) that looks as if it is supposed to actuate a lever that sticks up from the rear of the cylinder head. Being as the cable is broken it does nothing now, I cannot move the lever by hand and didn't want to break anything by applying any force. I can find no reference to this in my copy of the operators manual for the tractor. I am wondering if it might be a compression release. Tractor seems to operate fine anyway but I am quite curious as to what this might be.

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Old 06-27-2009, 06:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: B7200 Possible Compression Release Control ???

Hey Jay. Yes that is the cable for the decompressor.Mine has been seized for years and the tractor starts fine,
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:56 PM   #3
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Yer supposed to replace those worn and broken parts on yer Kubota Dusty-t!!
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:12 AM   #4
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I kinda figured that's what it might be. Anyone have an idea how much "persuasion" I can safely use to get it moving again?

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Old 06-30-2009, 06:35 PM   #5
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I've removed them and then submerged the cable and sheath in penetrating oil and then worked to free the cable up after a few days.

The replacements are 20-25 bucks.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:37 AM   #6
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The cable is shot altogether what I'm curious about is how much force I can put on the release lever on the head itself as is seems to be frozen.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:37 PM   #7
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Remove the valve cover and free it up with a good cleaning in solvent. They can get gummed right up if not used over time. Too much force will actually bend the lever without rotating the cam.
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